We advocate for a just, fair, and decent society, and mentor the next generation of social justice leaders.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
As a civil legal organization dedicated to fighting poverty and structural oppression, we see the corrosive effects of racism every day. We stand in solidarity with Black and brown communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Defending Individual Rights
Standing with the marginalized, ensuring every person’s rights are protected
Building Inclusive Community
Mentoring the next generation of social justice leaders
Fueling SYSTEMIC Change
Improving the systems by which all society attains and benefits from justice.
Change.org and New York-based community foundation, North Star Fund, announced more than 35 Black-led organizations across the United States that will receive grant funding from Change.org's $5.5 million Racial Justice Fund... The grant recipients [including the Freedom Agenda of the Urban Justice Center] work on the frontlines of Racial Justice to disrupt anti-black racism and empower communities of color.”
“We’ve had stories of people telling us they’ve had to bend down and put their lips on the ground to suck air from under the door because it’s so hot and humid inside those cells that they’re literally sucking for cold air from the door from any cracks they can find,” said Brandon Holmes, of the Urban Justice Center.